Assault Charges?

Last updated on October 8, 2023

Fights can surge due to misunderstandings between people. In Massachusetts, fights happen all the time. Shouting threats and throwing punches in the heat of an argument is not an uncommon sight. However, when police are called and charges are filed, penalties for an assault conviction could be 2 1/2 years in prison and a $1,000 fine.

Assault and battery charges are serious. Criminal penalties could be accompanied by a lawsuit in civil court for damages for an assault and battery conviction. Without an experienced criminal defense lawyer, the complex nature of assault and battery charges can be frustrating and intimidating.

At Casartello & Murphy, LLC, we strive to provide our clients with clear explanations of the charges they are facing as well as a comprehensive legal counsel. Our trusted firm has successfully litigated and won criminal cases in state and federal courts. Call us in Springfield at 413-351-0915 for a free consultation to learn how we can help you.

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Assault and battery causing serious bodily injury is a felony. The penalty is five years in jail and a $5,000 fine. Serious bodily injury is permanent disfigurement, loss of bodily function, organ or limb or injuries resulting in risk of death. Contact us for aggressive criminal defense if you are facing charges for suspicion of:

  • Assault
  • Assault and battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Assault and battery on a household or family member

State laws increase assault and battery charges to felonies when the assault and battery is against:

  • Children under 14 years old
  • Pregnant women
  • Intellectually disabled persons
  • Disabled persons
  • Elderly persons 60 years old and older

Do Not Fight Assault And Battery Charges Alone, Contact Us Today

Our experienced lawyers know how misunderstandings can unintentionally escalate. Call Casartello & Murphy, LLC, in Springfield at 413-351-0915 for a free consultation to discuss the charges against you. You may also email us a short description of your situation. Our aggressive criminal defense attorneys can help you seek the best possible outcome for your case.